Alan Bean


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Bean, Alan

 

Born March 15,1932, in Wheeler, Texas. US pilot-astronaut, navy captain first class.

In 1955, Bean graduated from the University of Texas with a major in aviation technology. He served in the navy and became a pilot. In 1963 he became a member of the group of astronauts of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration. From Nov. 14 to 24, 1969, he participated in the second flight to the moon, together with C. Conrad and R. Gordon, as the pilot of the lunar module of the craft Apollo 12 and carried out a landing with Conrad in the Ocean of Storms on Nov. 19,1969. The entire flight lasted ten days, four hours, and 36 minutes. He went out onto the surface of the moon twice. He was on the moon for a total of 31 hours and 31.5 minutes.

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